DINING OUT DURING THE F1 RACE WEEKEND 2022

Who said the F1 Abu Dhabi 2022 was just about the race?? With a ton of great brunches, after-parties, pop ups, and restaurant take-overs there’s a ton of places to whet your whistle before, during and after the most exciting race of the season.


Abu Dhabi, at Yas Marina Circuit, marks the last race of the Grand Prix racing calendar, but even though Max Verstappen has already taken home his second world championship there is still a lot on the line for Abu Dhabi F1 race 2022, and reputations to be fought for and we could be more excited.


With an amazing line-up for the Yasalam after race concerts, including British rapper Dave, surprise artist Usher, dance royalty Swedish House Mafia, award winning Kendrick Lamar, and rock megastars Def Leppard, it is set to be a full weekend of partying.


We’d love to hear where you have been and enjoyed this race weekend – why not leave a review and tell us what you thought.

W ABU DHABI - YAS ISLAND


W Abu Dhabi Yas Island, being that it’s the only hotel with a track-side view is always centre of the action and this year is no different! 


Pink party at Garage: Garage is turning pink this F1 weekend (no, not for you Alonso) and it promises to be an even BIGGER weekend of non-stop partying. With four brunches happening throughout the weekend, and one-heck-of-a-lot of pink (think pink bubbles served on pink surfboards). Prices start from AED700 (inside, house package) on Friday and go up to AED6,000 (bubbles on the terrace) for the main event.

Friday 1PM – 4PM | Saturday 12:30PM – 3:30PM | Saturday 4:30PM – 7:30PM | Sunday 4PM – 7PM

Buddha-Bar Dubai: The world-renowed Buddha-Bar Dubai is taking over Rush this F1 weekend. Promising an epic weekend full on Buddha-Bar’s incredible entertainment; including DJ Hitch, DJ Morad, and DJ George Skulourakis, and performances by the bar’s own troupe of dancers. Lounge access starts from AED500 pp, to enjoy signature cocktails and bites, or you can go all-out-buddha and join in on the Seventh Heaven Brunch starting at AED1,400 pp including French Bubbles.

Brunch | Friday 1PM – 4PM | Saturday & Sunday 4PM – 7PM

Brooklyn Chop House: Straight from NYC this steakhouse-cum-Chinese restaurant is debuting in Abu Dhabi this race weekend and setting up shop in Angar. Promising a one-of-a-kind dining experience – this is not your typical steakhouse. Minimum spend per person is AED800. Find out more info here.

A la carte menu available 12PM – 12AM

W CONTINUED


Roger Sanchez at the W Lounge: Grammy Award Winning is bringing his beat-busting, tribal house sound to the W Lounge on Saturday 19th December. After, what we are sure will be an electrifying qualifying session, dance the night away with amazing track views. Entry charged at AED300 and tables from AED10,000.

Royal Rich List: Trying your hand at a bit of celeb spotting? Then you’ll want to rub shoulders at the Royal terrace by the Rich List. This year is even more exclusive, and the party will be unrivalled. Platinum artist Fatman Scoop will be hitting the stage on a weekend not to be missed. Tickets are only available from www.richlistgroup.com and are selling fast!

Bonito at Skylite: Billed as an epic mash up of Mediterranean meets the Middle East, Bonito Club will be sure to set the Skylite rocking. Entrance is AED500 and with colourful cocktails, amazing dishes, international DJ’s, dancers and even a cabaret-style dining experience this will be a party to remember.

From 9PM onwards 


Date: 17th - 20th November 2022

Book: 02 656 0000 or email wabudhabi.dining@whotels.com

YAS PLAZA


The Yas Plaza hotels are revving up for some major fun for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022. They have a massive 10 Pit stops for you to visit before, during and after the racing for a weekend of non-stop-fun!


Pit Stop 1 - Underdog Club at Amerigos: Everyone loves an underdog! Join in the Mexican party for a whole weekend of fiesta!

Chefs Signature Lunch: Soft AED169 | House AED269 | Thurs/Fri 12:30PM – 4PM

Mercadito Evening Table Brunch: House AED299 | Premium AED399 | Thurs/Fri 6PM – 12AM

Acapulco Brunch: House AED299 | Premium AED399 | Sat/Sun 12:30 PM – 4PM

Latin Laidback Party: House beverages for 3 hours AED259 | Thurs – Sun 5PM – 8PM

To book: 02 656 2000 or WhatsApp 055 594 2695


Pit Stop 2 - The Orange Pit Stop at Belgian Beer Cafe: You can’t help but see the orange army dominating the crowds on race day, and we are sure this year will be no different. All you Netherlands fans – head down to BBC for the Dutch fan zone.

To book 02 656 2000 or WhatsApp 055 258 9573


Pit Stop 3 – The best of Italia at Filini Garden: Tank up your stomachs with exceptional Italian fare created by guest Michelin star Chef Davide Pezzuto.

Davide’s Signature Lunch: Soft AED199 | House AED299 | Thurs/Fri 12:30PM – 4PM

Supper Club Michelin Edition: House AED299 | Premium AED399 | Thurs/Fri 6PM – 12AM

Michelin Garden Brunch: House AED329 | Premium AED429 | Sat/Sun 12:30PM – 4PM

The Sundowners Party: House beverages for 3 hours AED199 | Thurs – Sun 5PM – 8PM

To book 02 656 2000 or WhatsApp 054 709 1310


Pit Stop 4 – Arabian Nights at Barouk: All racers need to relax for a little bit enjoy a delicious Arabian a la carte menu by Chef Abudi, shisha, and live Arabian music and belly dancers. Live entertainment from 9:30PM.

To book: 02 656 3000 or 02 656 3064

YAS PLAZA CONTINUED


Pit Stop 5 – Live action at Stills: It’s Funch time at Stills, Abu Dhabi, as you enjoy the action, live food stations and themed beverages. And enjoy live music every night from the International Play Boyz.

Party Brunch Funch: House AED299 | Premium AED399 | Sat 12PM – 4PM

After party: AED199 house beverages for 2 hours | Sat 4PM – 6PM

To book: 02 656 3000 or 02 656 3066


Pit Stop 6 – Off track at Centro: Shift gears and pull over to a chilled out pool part at Centro on Saturday and Sunday from 12PM – 6PM.

To book: 02 656 4444 or 056 622 9452


Pit Stop 7 – Grill the grid at Blue Grill: Amazing steaks paired with your favourite grapes and sweet jazz tunes. Open for lunch and dinner seating throughout the weekend.

To book: 02 656 2000


Pit Stop 8 – Go unreal at Y Bar: Scrumptious bar bites, fab drinks, and dancing to the resident DJ’s. It’s time to go unreal at Y Bar.

To book: 02 656 4000 or 02 656 4155


Pit Stop 9 – British Indian curry club at Rangoli: Enjoy a special lunch and dinner experience British curry club inspired menu by Michelin Star Chef Jitin Joshi. Open for lunch and dinner seating throughout the weekend.

To book: 02 656 4000 0r 02 656 4155


Pit Stop 10 – The Irish Vickers at Central Plaza: Find out more below!

IRISH VICKERS

 

Pop Up: The Black Forge Conor McGregor

The city’s newest Irish Bar, The Irish Vickers, is teaming up with World Renowned UFC Fighter Conor McGregor this F1 race weekend in Abu Dhabi for an ultimate sports mashup. Conor is bringing a taste of his first pub “The Black Forge” to the capital this weekend for it’s very own pop up at Yas Plaza – only a stone’s throw away from all the action at the Yas Marina circuit. You can enjoy the buzzing atmosphere as you sip on the exclusive Irish Forged Stout and Proper 12 Whiskey. Entry is free all weekend and a range of local and international acts and DJ’s will be performing throughout the weekend.


Thursday 5PM – 2AM | Friday - Sunday 12PM – 2AM 

To book: 052 343 4557

CAFÉ DEL MAR


The exclusive Yas Bay beach club, straight from the sunny shores of Ibiza, will be hosting a range of special events this F1 race weekend.


Cirque Le Soir: Teaming up with the fabulous circus troupe from London, Café del Mar will be partying the night away under the stars with live thrilling performances, pumped-up music and a buzzing atmosphere. Entry costs AED300 inclusive of one drink and VIP packages start from AED3000 with a bottle of bubbly.

Thursday – Sunday from 8PM  

Fashion TV Brunch: It’s all about fashion, brunching and glamour this race weekend. With an exclusive 6-hour mega brunch by the pool with sunny vibes, live entertainment and catwalk shows. Entry costs AED199 and brunch packages start from AED500, with a table starting from AED2000.


Date: 17th - 20th November 2022

To book: 050 402 2283 or email info@cafedelmarabudhabi.com

HILTON YAS ISLAND


Still looking for that elusive ticket to the big race? Hilton Abu Dhabi, Yas Island might have your answer. With an amazing brunch package (on either Saturday or Sunday) at their swanky pool bar Capila which includes the very sought-after tickets to the Abu Dhabi F1 finale.


Starting at AED5,300 for two people which gets you brunch for two at Capila Pool & Bar plus two grandstand tickets (with 3-day access and post-race concerts). If a suite is more your thing, you could upgrade to a suite package, at AED8,550 for two people, which snags you 3 day access F1 Yas suite tickets (for two) with hospitality and access to the post-race concerts plus brunch for two on either Saturday or Sunday.


More information can be found here.


Brunch Saturday and Sunday 1PM – 4PM

To book: 052 547 6318 or email Dineatcapila@hilton.com

The WB™ Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton

 

What’s up doc? The WB Abu Dhabi has also got some great ticket and brunch options for those of you that can’t miss the race. The new Saturday brunch held at The Director’s Club, with its exception meat options including the huge Tomahawk steak is sure to set you up for the big weekend.

 

Brunch and F1 grandstand tickets for two people is AED5,200 for two and includes 3-day access and access to all post-race concerts. Upgrade to a suite package for AED8,400 for two, which includes 3-day access Yas Suite tickets with hospitality and access to the post-race concerts.

 

Check out our review for the brunch here.

 

Brunch Saturday 19th November 1PM – 4PM

To book: 02 815 0000 or email dine.thewbabudhabi@hilton.com

Lorenna White

11/16/2022